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MEN OF FAITH: Trumbull County Men of Faith will meet 9 a.m. today at 4 Star Restaurant in Cortland. The Trumbull County Men of Faith is a chapter of the Men of Faith of the Mahoning Valley. The Men of Faith is an independent body of believers based on the fact that Christ is the savior uniting men of all different backgrounds and church affiliations who come together in fellowship. For questions, email jcline3699@gmail.com.

The group of faithful men have brought the Men’s Rally in the Valley to the Covelli Centre the past 10 years (www.mensrally. org) at no cost.

FALL FEST: Southington Christian Church, 3285 state Route 534, will be hold a community fall fest noon to 4 p.m. today. Proceeds will benefit the children of Southington.

LITURGICAL DANCE: Liberty Presbyterian Church, 1451 Churchill Hubbard Road, Liberty, will introduce liturgical dance into the worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday.

INSTALLATION SERVICE: The Rev. James E. Holbrook, founder and senior pastor at the Warren Revival Center, 4400 W. Market St., Leavittsburg, will hold an installation service 6:30 p.m. Sunday recognizing his 60 years of service. Holbrook will be turning over his “rod and staff” over to his grandson, the Rev. Dave Holbrook, who officially will be installed.

SACRED CHORAL MUSIC: Hubbard St. Patrick Church, 357 N. Main St., will hold a program of sacred choral music spanning the liturgical year 7:30 p.m. Sunday. An Illuminare Ensemble Concert of teen and collegiate age singers will perform. A free-will offering will be accepted.

The Illuminate Ensemble consists of teens and college students and has performed throughout the United States and Great Britain.

ALL SOULS DAY: Blessed Sacrament Parish in Warren will hold an All Souls Thanksgiving event Monday at the church as part of the parish’s 60th anniversary celebration.

POWER OF THE WORD: Jewish-Christian Studies will meet 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Temple El Emeth, 3970 Logan Way, Liberty. Discussion is “The Roots of Monotheistic Religion: Getting to Know Our Jewish Heritage.”

LAY LEADERS: Eighteen men and women from around the Diocese of Youngstown will be commissioned as Lay Leaders of Prayer Wednesday at Our Lady of the Lakes Parish-St. James Church in North Jackson. Msgr. Robert Siffrin, vicar general of the Diocese of Youngstown, will be the presider.

Leaders of Prayer are lay persons commissioned to lead the faithful in acts of worship that in the past were most often led by the ordained clergy.

FIRST FRIDAY CLUB: The First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown will host guest speaker Joan Lawson at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Avion on the Water Banquet Center in Canfield. Lawson will speak on “Inspiring Saints.” Lawson is a consultant for religious education with Diocese of Youngstown. For reservations or information call 330-720-4498. Participants’ questions may follow. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. Presentation begins at noon. Cost is $18.

RETREAT SET: Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center will offer two Enneagram retreats with Cheryl Rose. The first retreat titled “Enneagram Basics,” is 6:30 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Nov. 9. The second retreat titled “Enneagram Retreat” is 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 to 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center in Villa Maria, Pa.

The Enneagram is a personality theory combining the insights of modern psychology with proven wisdom of ancient philosophies. Cost $135. Information and registration are available at www.vmesc.org or 724-964-8886.

EDUCATION AND BEYOND: Education and Beyond will be noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Renaissance Place, 1948 Palmyra Road SW, Warren. Inspirational speaker will be Dr. Kimberly Pinn. The program will be to reach parents and students concerning educational and career opportunities after high school. There will be speakers from different colleges and trade and career schools. To attend, call New Jerusalem Fellowship at 330-395-4518 or email education beyond2019@gmail.com

MAGIC SHOW: Central Baptist Church, 1301 North Road, Niles, will hold a Kid Zone Reachout event 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 9. The event is a magic and puppet show. Show starts at 5:15 p.m.

103 YEARS: Second Baptist Church “A House of Hope,” 1510 Main Ave. SW, Warren, will celebrate its 103rd anniversary on Nov. 10 with two special services. The 10:15 a.m. service will feature guest speaker Pastor Juan Rivera, senior pastor of Victory Christian Center, Coitsville Campus. The 5 p.m. worship service will feature Bishop Timothy J. Clarke, senior pastor of the First Church of God in Columbus.

As part of the festivities, the church will recognize those people who have been members for 50 years or longer, as well as pay special tribute to veterans and active service-members serving in the U.S. Armed Forces in honor of Veterans Day. Former members or residents who have family or loved ones who had been a part of the church are welcome in this special service.

Second Baptist Church “A House of Hope” is the oldest black Baptist congregation in Trumbull County. Since its founding in 1916, it has been a center of spiritual development and community uplift on the southwest side of Warren and continues to offer family-centered ministry and engage in strategic initiatives geared toward bettering the lives of those in the Warren area.

HATE CRIMES: James Pasch, Anti-Defamation League regional director, will be guest speaker Nov. 12 at Temple El Emeth, 3970 Logan Way. Pasch will discuss the rise of hate crimes in the country. Minyan will be at 5:45 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Reservations needed by Nov. 8 at the temple.

WEEKEND RETREAT: Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center will offer a weekend retreat with Melannie Svoboda titled “Hanging onto Hope in Our Imperfect World” 7 p.m. Nov. 15 to noon Nov. 17 at Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center in Villa Maria, Pa. The weekend retreat explores the nature of Hope and the relation to Faith and Love. Cost is $185 with information and registration available at www.vmesc.org or 724-964-8886.

WOMEN IN FAITH: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish will hold its 14th year of “Women Walking in Faith” October to April, discussing the book “Availability: The Challenge and the Gift of Being Present” by Robert Wicks. Discussions will be held 9:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays each month, and 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays at SS. Cyril and Methodius Parish Center, Warren. The group is for women of all ages. Call 330-540-2325 for more information.

INTERFAITH CHOIR: Simple Gifts Interfaith Choir is planning a performance with the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra for March 2020. The 80-voice choir will perform in collaboration with Singers Together and The Youngstown Connection for the YSO’s program titled “Spiritual Journey: The Road to Peace and Freedom” featuring world-renowned tenor Lawrence Brownlee. Simple Gifts Interfaith Choir is comprised of singers from Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana and Portage counties, as well as Mercer and Lawrence counties in Pennsylvania. All singers are welcome to participate in this event. For information and a rehearsal schedule, call Hubbard First Presbyterian Church at 330-534-9721.

SELF DISCOVERY: Ongoing Metaphysics will be sponsoring four classes on Soul Collage at the Unity Centre for Spiritual Living, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, Liberty. The classes will be 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays in November. Soul Collage is a method of self-discovery through creation and analysis of a deck of created cards. People make their own decks of cards from images found in magazines, calendars, books, cards, photos and personal materials. The classes are free but a love offering or donations are accepted. Call the center at 330-539-0122.

CHRISTUS VIVIT: Catholic adults in the Diocese of Youngstown are invited to participate in two special events to learn more about the recent Apostolic Exhortation, Christus Vivit, translated as “Christ is Alive!”

The first is a presentation Monday at Streetsboro St. Joan of Arc Parish, 8894 state Route 14, Streetsboro, where Paul Jarzembowski of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will provide an overview of the important document. Cost is $20.

The second opportunity is at Streetsboro St. Joan of Arc Parish with Jarzembowski discussing hristus Vivit implications and practical steps to incorporate the Holy Father’s guidance in all areas of ministry in our faith communities. Cost is $20.

Participants must pre-register at their parish office, or at 330-744-8451, Ext. 280.